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Shows featuring Marjorie Cohn

  • Obama Nominee Sonia Sotomayor Poised to Become First Hispanic Supreme Court Justice Sotomayorweb
    President Obama has nominated federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, putting her in line to become the country’s first Hispanic justice. The fifty-four-year-old Sotomayor is the daughter of Puerto Rican parents who raised her in a public housing project in the Bronx. We host a roundtable with Marjorie Cohn of the National Lawyers Guild; attorney and SCOTUS Blog...
    May 27, 2009 | Story
  • Attorney General Nominee’s Confirmation in Doubt over Waterboarding Stance Cohnweb
    As the Senate prepares to take up his nomination, opposition to attorney general nominee Michael Mukasey is growing after he refused again to declare the practice of waterboarding as a form of torture. There is speculation Mukasey might be refusing to say waterboarding is illegal because it could open the door to criminal or civil liability for many CIA and military interrogators — and...
    November 01, 2007 | Story
  • Democrats Capitulate to President Bush as Congress Gives Government Broad New Powers to Conduct Warrantless Surveillance on American Citizens Guest20070806
    Attorneys and writers Glenn Greenwald and Marjorie Cohn join Democracy Now! for the hour to discuss warrantless spying, torture, the Iraq War and the future of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Greenwald is a blogger at Salon.com and author of "A Tragic Legacy: How a Good vs. Evil Mentality Destroyed the Bush Presidency." Marjorie Cohn is president of the National Lawyers Guild and...
    August 06, 2007 | Story
  • 450,000 Brazilian Federal employees on strike
    Concern is growing about the Brazil accord with the IMF. We discuss the affect of Brazilian debt to IMF structural adjustment and massive budget cuts to education and other Federal programs. We speak to Marilia Washington, Vice-President of the Sao Paolo chapter of the Association of Higher Education Teachers at recently retired professor of Education, Sao Carlos Federal University, Brazil.
    August 24, 2001 | Story
  • The History of Multicultural America
    Willaim Loren Katz speaks about the history of racism, multiculturalism, and particularly white anti-racism in America.
    June 06, 1997 | Story